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Ozone, while it does have some benefits in destroying mold, mildew and microbes.... can cause serious problems with asthma, as well as help form smog. You're much better off just ventilating the boat properly...

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I had intended earlier to mention that if you are still smelling mildew in your boat after trying numerous things to clean your cushions... you may have mildew elsewhere. We had to wipe everything and I mean everything down with a diluted bleech and water mix. Ventillation is key...including on the hard.
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We pulled the cushions out of our boat, removed the vinyl covers and soaked the foam in a mild solution of bleach and laundry detergent. The bleach kills the mold spores while the laundry detergent gives them that nice "spring air" scent. I have also "spot cleaned" really nasty areas on the foam with a more concentrated bleach solution and Lysol and/or Febreeze.

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